• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • Caribou Hunting Emergency Order

    Alaska Emergency Order 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B to state subsistence and state general hunts for caribou. This emergency order does not apply to federally qualified subsistence users within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More »

Geologic Activity

A geologic event in the preserve
NPS Photo by Ed Christensen
 
Visit our photo gallery to view photos of the Windfall Mountain Fire.

The Tatonduk slump and fire (also known as the Windfall Mountain Fire) was discovered in October, 2012, near Eagle, Alaska. An explosion was heard in Eagle, AK on September 27, 2012 and on Oct. 10 a fire was spotted about 2 miles up the Tatonduk River, known locally as Sheep Creek. By the 15th of October the fire was still going and was emitting steam and a sulfur smell. These overfllight photographs revealed a slumping area resembling a mini volcano crater. The area is about 40 km Northeast of Eagle. NPS and USGS geologists suspect it is a shale oil rock deposit. More information will be released as it is discovered through continued aerial surveillance and future on-the-ground study of this event.

 

Did You Know?

Musher leaving Slavens Cabin

Dog teams are still vital to many people living in Alaskan bush communities and are utilized for freighting as well as transportation.